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Published:August 20th, 2018 17:49 EST
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Serena Williams Handles a Stupid and Racist Tennis Reporter With Style and Dignity

By Robert Paul Reyes



"The tennis great (Serena Williams) may also have still been struggling with nausea as a result of her interview with Inside Tennis reporter Bill Simons that weekend, during which he asked her a question that has apparently been plaguing him for 14 years.

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I have been waiting about 14 years to ask you this question. After the 2004 Wimbledon match with Maria, I had the opportunity to interview Donald Trump on his L.A. golf course, and he said that Maria`s shoulders were incredibly alluring and then he came up with his incredible analysis: that you were intimidated by her supermodel good looks. My question is: Have you ever been intimidated by anyone on a tennis court, and what are your thoughts about that occurrence?

Williams replied:

"I honestly don`t have any thoughts about that. I can`t say I have been intimated `y anyone. That`s all. That`s it.`"

The Cut

I`ve been posting essays online since 1998 and I`ve written thousands of editorials on politics, current events and entertainment, but I`ve penned only a handful on sports or sports personalities.

This may explain why I`m writing a story about Serena Williams and the French Open which occurred back in May.

It`s an honor and a privilege for any journalist, not just a sports writer, to interview the greatest tennis player of all time. Tennis reporter Bill Simmons waited 14 years to ask Williams a specific question.

I would have asked the tennis icon any number of questions:

You`ve dominated Tennis for almost 20 years winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles, how do you explain your incredible longevity and consistency?

How do you keep yourself motivated when your agility and athleticism is so superior to your competition?

You`ve broken almost every record in tennis, is there a personal goal you`ve yet to achieve?

The bloody wanker waited 14 years to ask the Queen of Tennis if she was intimidated by Maria Sharapova`s supermodel good looks. The idiot was implying that Caucasians are inherently more attractive than people of color. As if Williams would consistently default when playing Sharapova because she was distracted by her golden locks. For the record Williams has a 19-3 lifetime record playing against Sharapova.

Simons namedropped Donald Trump in asking his ridiculous question, which leads me to conclude that he`s as much of a racist as he is a moron and a sexist pig.

Even though sports isn`t my forte I may write another essay about Williams, but I guarantee I won`t ever mention Simons again.

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https://www.thecut.com/2018/06/serena-williams-bill-simons-sexist-question.html

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